Can the forests of the world’s oceans help solve the climate crisis?

Researchers are looking to kelp for help storing carbon dioxide far beneath the surface of the sea.

Photo of one of the last patches of giant kelp off the coast of southeastern Tasmania courtesy of Matthew Doggett

By Emma Bryce for Ensia | |

Sixty years ago, Tasmania’s coastline was cushioned by a velvety forest of kelp so dense it would ensnare…